Contact: Madelon Armstrong
Region: England - North West
Location: Liverpool
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Friday 31st January 2020
Salary: Unspecified

Technician, Transport Planning/Traffic Support - Liverpool

Job Description

About the Role

As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

WSP’s Transport team in Liverpool is growing quickly, working closely with colleagues in our highway and development teams, plus with other disciplines and offices.  We have a range of exciting projects from town centre redevelopments, masterplans and corridor studies through to parking studies, transport assessments and strategic analysis of scheme proposals. Our client base is expanding and is made up of a mix of private and public sector organisations. 

A key part of our offer evolves around being able to provide clients and co-professionals with clear, concise technical and non-technical inputs to our reports, presentations and project work. We are looking for an experienced (ideally with at least 2 years post-qualification working experience) person to be able to supply the team with a range of skills that support delivery of our varied workload. We aren’t just looking for someone to turn up and be told what to do though – we see this position as an exciting opportunity for someone with creativity and ideas to play an important role in taking the team forward and to make a real positive difference to people’s lives, both locally and across the UK.

Most of our work will be in the North West of England, however a willingness or interest in working further afield when needed would be helpful. While much of the role will be office based a willingness and ability to visit sites and feed into wide team discussion is required. This role is one where we see there is significant opportunity for the person to grow their skills, experience and knowledge as the team continues to expand, with support and advice from a range of experienced professionals in the team.

About You

We are looking for someone who has existing knowledge of traffic and transport work, in particular experience of concept scheme designs using tools such as AutoCAD, respecting and understanding design rules and regulations.

We'd love to hear from you if you have experience and interest in:

  • Development planning related work, providing drawings related to matters such as visibility splays, junction layouts, traffic regulation orders and road arrangements;
  • Graphics skills to help present our work in a clear manner to clients – helping shape and layout important reports and presentations, including designing bespoke documents to portray our work in the best and clearest manner possible;
  • Providing resource to assist in matters such as on-site observations, feeding findings into the team and resultant proposals;
  • Undertaking occasional on-site surveys – for example ‘parking beat’ surveys or ‘sample traffic counts’ for projects;
  • Ideally some knowledge and ability to use basic transport modelling tools, and some understanding of the principles of traffic management would be an advantage;
  • Where appropriate representing the business at meetings, plus liaising with clients and our internal teams;
  • As the team expands we see this role as developing into one where you will have responsibility for both local staff resource and managing team liaison with our international design centres.
  • Ideally you will have a genuine interest in the built environment, urban transport matters and sustainability/environmental matters.

About Us

What if we can? 

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

A little about us: 

Together, our people make up one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We’re dedicated to the communities where we live and work in the UK and propelled by international brainpower. Staying curious is what drives us. Looking at challenges from fresh angles helps us deliver future-ready solutions that break paradigms.

With around 7,900 talented people in 70+ offices across the UK, and 43,000 around the world, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

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Technician, Liverpool


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